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  WTTG    Fox Morning News at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 27, 2010
    6:00 - 6:59am EDT  

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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. a person is found shot and killed inside a car in the same location as another incident in less than two weeks. new progress made in the wilson bridge project. we have everything you need to know as you head out the door. ahead later this hour,
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we'll talk live with the project manager. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good monday morning to you. it is september 7, 2010. there is a live look outside. it will be a slow go out there because it is wet outside. thank you for waking up with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> glad to have you along. before we get to tony and our forecast up here, flooding is causing a left yes to fail this morning. it is forcing more people to evacuate. >> residents in central wisconsin starting fleeing their homes when that levee started to fail last night. wisconsin river has cut off people in one neighborhood in the town of portage. it is not clear exactly how many of the 300 residents are now stranded. they did not heed the warning to evacuate. the levee has not completely collapsed but officials say it is leaking. >> we have a little bit of wet weather out there this morning. >> some rain showers across the
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area. none ever them particularly heavy at this hour but we could show some more rainfall develop during the morning and during the daytime and some of it could be heavy at times. we'll start with the satellite- radar composite, show you how things are shaping up across the region. there you go. you can see a pretty good amount of rain. let me tell you this. we have a variety of radars that we look at. this one is overplaying the rain a little bit. it is picking up a lot of the moisture in the air but not -- this one looks like the entire area is blanketed with rain. that is not the case, for example, right now in the district. there is not a whole lot of rain falling but off to the west, off to the north, yeah, we are see something rain showers. right now, 65 degrees in the nation's capital. 65 in baltimore and in fredericksburg. ocean city is at 7 # degrees. dulles airport, 6 #. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain.
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it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown
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approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you merge in from 50 fair oaks headed eastbound to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> madgor construction milestones affecting your commute as the woodrow wilson bridge project opened two new rams at the telegraph road interchange over the beltway over the weekend. the project is on track for substantial completion by next year we'll get more updates on what is happening there when we speak with the project manager for the woodrow wilson bridge project later this hour. a little reminder for drivers in maryland this week. you will soon face a fine for using hand held cell phones behind the wheel. the new distracted driving law goes into effect friday. violators will be fined $40 for the first offense and $100 for repeat incidents. new this morning, a deadly
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shooting in landover, maryland. it happened just before mid might in the 400 block of damage park road. police responded for a report of shots being fired. when they got there, they found a man in a car suffering from at least one gunshot wound. he died later at a local hospital. another man was found shot in a car in that same area eight days ago. so far, police don't know if these to crimes are connected. we'll have more coming up in a live report in our next half hour. montgomery county police are looking for the driver in a hit and run. they say a vehicle struck and dragged 24-year-old danielle alle while she was walking in the 8700 block of carroll avenue in silver spring saturday night. she is said to be hospitalized in serious condition this morning. police are looking for a small, dark colored sedan. a woman accused of killing a chevy chase doctor six year ago was found dead at a state
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mental hospital. susan sax was found strangled yesterday murdered by another patient. sax was found guilty of killing dr. joyce hadel. is inly new report due out that shows almost half of all guns that cross the state lines yesterday came from just 10 states actually group called mayors against illegal guns released a report. it's survey of 500 mayors. they say out of 145,000 guns using crimes in 2009, 4 # thousand came from 10 states. one of those states is virginia. -- 43,000 came from 10 states. the investigation into the oil spill in gulf of mexico has exposed holes in b perform's internal investigation. the study found eight separate failures led to the accident and several companies including bp were mainly responsible. bp's leafed investigator admitted the cup's probe had limitations and that the company made conclusions without examining the drilling rig or the blow-out preventer.
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enlisted men ordered to never discuss it but do they really encounter ufos. they claim that aliens do exist and the government is keeping it quiet. we'll let you know what they say the extra terrestrials are after. coming up next on fox 5 morning news. it was a rough night for the redskins. what went wrong? dave will join us again with our monday morning quarterback. fox 5 morning news will be back right after the break. 
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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making headline, a deadly shooting near the campus of of seton hall university. five people were gunned down over the weekend and one of thought those people died. a man was kicked out of party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. a group of former air force officers convinced that aliens
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exist. they claim to have government documents to prove it. we'll learn more about it when they speak about the t. at the national press club. robert salas says unexplained red lights lit up into the skies over the air force base in montana. he says moments later, the larges on ten nuclear missiles sounded and they were mysteriously shut down. >> we were never debriefed after that. we were ordered not to ever talk about it so i couldn't even talk to the guards again. the air force has deliberately not told the truth about not only my incident but maybe hundreds of others at military facilities. >> he and six others plan to also pass out government documents they claim are top secret. a bishop facing allegations of sexual misconduct is making national headlines comparing
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himself to david battling goliath. is his congregation buying it? we'll take a look coming up. also ahead, education secretary arne duncan weighing in on schools here in the nation appear capital. and the question of whether or not michelle rhee will step down or stay on board when mayor fenty leaves office.
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the third annual mix for kids radiothon was once again nothing short of a huge success. at last count, the benefit for children's national hospital raised more than $42 # thousand. that is more than double from last year. mix 107.3 hosted the event. we were the media partners and it went very well. i was out there last thursday. it went very well to raise that much money in this climate, absolutely fantastic. we thank everybody who came out
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and called in and went online to offer their support. it is much appreciated. every dollar stays here locally with children's and their satellite centers through the area. >> i had the chaps to go out and do stories with a couple of youngsters and their families would certainly benefit from the money that is raised you did the vision walk on sunday. >> i did that for montgomery county raiseed a lot money there. that went well too despite the rain we had yesterday morning. >> we need the rain. that is the thing. >> we are getting some now. this is a more accurate representation of where we are actually seeing rainfall. it is falling across portions of the viewing area right now. not effect is getting it. but i will tell you what you are getting. if you are not getting rainfall, you are get something mist and some fog so it's moist morning. the atmosphere very moist this morning. even across washington where we're not seeing much in the form of rain, musty conditions fog as well.
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reduced visibility. here are the rain showers that are are closest to us on the southern end of the beltway down near the woodrow wilson bridge. down route one, 95, dale city, you are getting rain, la plata,ual drorve as well. farther out to the west towards winchester. see something rain showers. then the area of heavy rain that we were seeing in severna park has pushed off right now. mainly misty conditions there. as you're getting the kids ready for school this morning. here is your bus stop forecast. rain is likely. i showed that to you. temperature primarily in the mid-60s. sunrise this morning, not that you'll see it will be at 7:00 a.m. here is a look at the satellite- radar. this is the big picture. can you see all this rain pushing in from the south. can you see this making its way northward. moves to the west of washington area but push as a lot of precipitation in over the mid- atlantic and into the northeast as well. can you see there is a lot more moisture to work with so this way be a day-long event into tonight, into tomorrow as well.
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current temperatures around the region. we've gone up now to 66 degrees in washington. 66 in baltimore as well. manassas is at 63. frederick, maryland is at 61. cambridge, it is 7 # at this hour. your forecast for today, cloudy, cool but temperature where it should be really. about 74 degrees. rain heavy at times. could be a couple of thunderstorms later on today as well. five-day forecast, kind of an unsettled week. tomorrow, i think we start with rain. by afternoon, that rain is diminishing. 80degrees for your high. wednesday, partly cloudy skies. right now, it looks like rain is possible again on thursday. friday look to be a decent day, mostly sunny and 74. that is it. that is a look at what's happening with the we are. we've got a lot of problems on the roads out there. julie wright joins with us that. >> you are right waste got problems with standing water as well for those coming out of bowie. southbound 3, that ramp to head inbound on route 50 troubled
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with standing water. we have ahad three accept -- we've had three separate accidents. no incidents to report right now but a slow roll as you continue around from 95 college park headed around towards the exit for georgia avenue. you are also going to find northbound on the bw parkway approaching greenbelt road there is an accident tying up that ramp to exit at greenbelt. in virginia, eastbound 66 as you continue in through manassas, we do have reports of aan accident near the virginia visitors center. a crash reported northbound i- 95 before you reach the occoquan on the right side. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct addressed the issue during sunday services. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to specifically address the charges, he did not directly proclaim his innocence but he did vow to fight and called on his 25,000 faithful supporter to stand behind him.
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>> i want you to w one other thing. i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> at the service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that has been leveled against him and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating bishop because georgia's age of consent is 16. a popular sedan is on the recall list this morning because of concerns over the steering system. we have everything you need to know coming up in our business beat. gamblers hit jackpot in maryland as state's first casino is set to open its doors. we'll talk about that. it is now 6:20. building wind farms and
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expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today.
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maryland's first slots casino opens its doors in an hour and a half, three days ahead of schedule. late state lottery officials have given the go ahead to the owners of the casino to enearly. they say everything went okay during the practice run on saturday. they will open at 8:00 this morning. investors are expect something reports that should shed some light on the economic recovery plus there is a new auto recall. adam shapiro has our business beat this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the economy first. the dow is on a pretty good roll here and if things continue the way things are going, september will be the best since, what, 1939? >> the best since 1939. year to date, the dow is up. i got the figure here for you. 4.1%. just the month of september, up
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8.7%. s&p 500 up #% for the year for the month. europe right now back and forth. we are back into positive territory on the major exchanges in paris, london and frankfurt but our futures indicating that we could open positive. just kind of, although futures are positive, fair value look like we'll be flat at the start but we still have three hours to go before opening bell. it could be a happy september. >> that would be great. unfortunately, not happy times for hyundai. i guess we're looking at a recall of almost 150,000 vehicles. >> that is right. hyundai motor company announcing they will recall right now 140, 140,000 sonatas. they've skivered potential problem with the safety device that is also part of the steering design mechanism. no reported crashes, injuries, so hyundai points out this is all voluntary. no reports of crashes or
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problems but they want to get out in front of it. soviet of a been using a very connie joke, pun, all day. i guess you could say. so not a big deal. >> oh, see i knew i looked forward to talking with you this early in the morning. thank you. have a good day today. we'll get a check on our local weather, take a look at traffic and all of today's top stories for you coming up next. sarah similar monday is following our big story today. we'll check in with her. 
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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let's head up to wisconsin where a levee is fail ago long the wisconsin river. flooding in the central part of that state has been cut -- has cut off some residents who did for the follow the warning to evacuate yesterday. the national weather service says the river should crest later this morning about four feet above flood stage. we'll continue to keep an eye on what is happening there. >> do we still have rain coming down outside here?
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ee, we do in parts of area. where we don't have rain, we have misty conditions and fog as well. so there is a lot of moisture we are working with today. some of you are getting it as rain. let's take a look it the hd radar. we'll show you where the precipitation is as we speak. and again, like i said, not everyone getting rain. okay. well, it is filled in a little bit down to our south. so if you are traveling or even if you are not traveling, if you are in your home, wherever, down towards alexandria, dale city, places like that, we are seeing rain showers. southwest d.c. also get something rain showers right now. southwestern corner, if you will of the beltway. and that is where we're seeing the rain and this continues to develop and move around throughout the course of the morning. so dibble take the umbrella with you. let's go to the graphics, show you what is happening right now. 66degrees at reagan national. humidity, 90%. the winner relatively light. they are out of the north at seven miles per hour.
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barometric pressure is falling. your forecast for today. -- so definitely take the umbrella with you. we will have rain through the day and maybe some thunderstorms this afternoon. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. coming up in about 15 minutes, today's ask the weather guys question has to do with your own personal safety when we are having ad weather here. what do you need to do. we are going to go over that. >> sound good. let's check in with julie to get a look at traffic. >> what you need to do, you need to make sure everything is out from underneath the bed so can you fit under it. >> that's right. >> it gets a little tight in there with me and the dog. on the roads right now, we are dealing with all that wet pavement and some standing water southbound 3 on the ramp to inbound 50. beware of that. three separate incidents between 197 and route 3. meanwhile, southbound 270 out of germantown, no accidents to report. but gridlock traffic traveling
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in the rain headed south trying to work your way past mva. inbound new york avenue, brentwood parkway, got accident activity tying up the right side. northbound i-95 before you commit to the occoquan, big delays before pots omak mills. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the big story that we are following this morning, a deadly shooting in maryland. >> police found a man shot inside a car just days after a similar shooting. sarah simmons is live in landover with the latest on this. good morning. >> good morning. this happened along dodge park road. it is the 400 block and, as you mentioned, there was a man found last night shot to death. -- the 3400 block. the same thing happened eight days ago in the same block. officers were called here to a report of a shooting last night and once they arrived, they did indeed find a male suffering
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from a gunshot wound and he was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. i spoke with a resident who lives here and he talked about what he thinks is behind this in the neighborhood. >> i don't know what's going on. it is a shame that these young kids are killing themselves. it is senseless. hive don't mean nothing no more around here. there are apleas beides this place. i think it needs to stop. somebody has got to do something about this. >> again, this is very similar to a case that happened september 18th where police had identified that young man, # 2- year-old donald eugene reeves who was found shot to death inside after i car. at this point, police are still looking for suspects, still looking for a reason behind this. as they continue to investigate and we get more details, we will bring them to you. police in montgomery county are asking for help this
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morning. take a look at these pictures. investigators say this suspect held up a sun trust bank in burtonsville on saturday. they say the robber walked in, pulled a gunned an left with crash. he use a black bandana to cover part of his face. if you have any information, call involvers. there is a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. the search continues for a suspect in a string of burglaries in fairfax county where police say a lone burglar has struck at least 64 times, mostly in wooded areas, subdivisions in northern parts of the county. investigators say sneaks in unlocked doors while residents are sleeping and steals cash and in a few cases, handguns. witnesses describe him as a man about 5'8" to 5'10", 150 to 175 pounds. abu gharib prisoners wanted to take their case to the supreme court. former inmates are appealing to the high court to get compensation for the scandalous
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photos of them reheesed in 2004. president bush said it was a stain on the nation's honor and defense secretary rumsfeld said he wanted to find a way to give prisoners appropriate compensation. the white house is working hard to keep the middle east peace talk alive. a ban on building housing settlements not west bank expired last night. and the palestinians are still threatening to pull out of the talks if building in the occupied territories is not stopped. sex of state clinton spoke with israeli -- with israel's prime minister and president obama's point man for the peace talk is trying to convince the palestinians not to quit the negotiations. the u.s. secretary of education is voicing his support for the d.c. schools chancellor. arne duncan and michelle rhee and together on meet the press over the weekend. duncan praised the work that mayor fenty and michelle rhee have done for d.c. public schools. michelle rhee was asked if she would stay on as chancellor with vince gray as mayor. >> i'm a huge fan of what he
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and michelle have done. by any measure, the public schools in d.c. are dramatically better today than when they started. i guess i should ask you, are you going to stay as chancellor of d.c. schools? >> i think that is something we still have to determine and i have to talk to convincent gray who is the presumptive mayor. but i think the important thing to realize is that education reform can continue in d.c. regardless of whether i'm there or not. >> michelle rhee also said she could stay on as chancellor as long as the new leadership is willing to make the incredibly tough decisions that they have already been making the last few years. america's farms are presently far too dependent on imgrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits an vegetables. >> he tackled some serious issues with his usual helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an
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embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
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touchdown rams. >> another tough loss for the burgundy and gold as they fall to the st. louis rams 30-16. the skins now 1-2 on the season. who so what happened? dave ross is here. we forgot to mention on try they need to key on kenneth darby. >> kenneth darny. how in the world does that happen? >> first nfl touchdown, perhaps. >> the rams don't win at home. they don't win pretty much anywhere. they looked good. >> if you have to look at the redskins and say what happened, let's look at that defense. you talked about kenneth darby. they couldn't stop him or steven jackson. >> which is who they wanted to key on. >> they tried to key on him in the first drive of the game. steven jackson just explodes. there is the video right here. you will see you can't come out
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flat. i think the redskins came out flat. poor tackling here. he runs through that and around. this defense, they couldn't stop the pass a week ago against the texans. this week, they couldn't stop the run, be it steve p jackson being be it kenneth darby. >> we talked about houston and we thought they would key on the running game the against st. louis, you wouldn't think -- >> really no weapons with the wide receiver. you thought you would have to key on the running back. now, for the redskins, we have issues at their running back position. ryan terrain was signed saturday night. he was cut at training camp. they released brandon banks and brought him back. he carried the ball seven time for 4 yards. you say that is not that eye opening. well, it is because he played in key swayings. he seemed to give the redskin a spark. and when he did is basically
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kept clinton portis off the field. >> what is going on with portis? we saw the shots along the sidelines. he did not look happy. he still have productive numbers for the short time he was in there but he disappeared. >> clinton had seven carries as well. he went down without any contact. that doesn't sit well with the coaching staff. after the game, clinton talked about his lack of production and his role in the offense. >> i'm not really surprised by much. i think ryan went out and had some big runs. i think he would have provided the by play ability they was looking for. i guess he was hot. >> we have aall talked to clinton and clinton and i talk all the time. i think the most important
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thing in this situation is just continue to show support. we all have that confidence knowing when he gets back in there, can create some big plays for us. >> here is the weird thing about those comments. mike shanahan said the game plan was to have ryan terrain in on first ask second bound and portis in for third and passing downs that. make it sounds like ryan is the starter and clinton is the back- up. that will not sit well with cp. he is doing the politically correct thing saying i guess he was hot. maybe, maybe not. we'll go back out to the park this afternoon. but it is very curious. this is a guy that was not on the active roster until saturday night and now he is the starting running back. >> you think there has to be something more to it than that. is he is stating running back going to philly next week. >> if he is true to the word, shan shan, is true to his word, then yes.
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>> i don't care if dave ross is the starting running back. we need a win. >> and who is a power back who can break through the line with consistency. we have not had that for a while. >> maybe they go by committee. >> that is what most of the league is doing. >> you headed back out to the park this afternoon. >> back out to the park today. a very incident rhetting locker room. >> i don't envy you. >> not an easy job. >> carry your umbrella. >> i will. >> i think it might be raining this afternoon. >> could see some thunderstorms as well later this afternoon. let's jump in and show you how things are shaping up across the region. the latest radar images coming in. the precipitation coming in from the south and continues to stream across the hid machine atlantic into the northeast eventually. lots of rain out there. we aren't seeing heavy rain at this hour. we are see something rain showers across the washington area. add to that the mist and the fog that we've got out there and it is not a pretty morning.
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there is a lot more moisture. there is an area of low pressure moving up to the north. the system, the low pressure area itself is to the west of washington. all this moisture to the east of system is spinning up through the mid-atlantic and into the northeast. now, as far as when we expect it to rain and how much wayne we could get. take a look at the futurecast. we will show you in the course of the next self hours and the course of the day. more rainfall during the course of the morning including some heavy spots here and there. we will continue to see rain during the course of the day. there will somebody gaps but most of the area will be wet through the day. as we continue to take this through, still raining tomorrow. we do have in our forecast early rain and that rain i think lasts until early tomorrow afternoon. then it gets a little dry and now we just advance this a little bit more. you can see overnight wednesday into thursday. rain moves back into the region and we have rain during the day
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on thursday. according to this model run. forecast-- the current temperatures across the region, we're at 66 degrees right now in washington. 61 in frederick. annapolis is at 70. winchester is at 59. forecast for today, cloudy, cool, rain, some of it could be heavy at times. high about 74 degrees. five-day forecast, tomorrow, more rainfall in the early part of the day. look for a high of about 80 degrees. wednesday, partly cloudy skies. temperatures again in the 70s. then on thursday, as a mentioned, chance some of rain showers friday, mostly sunny skies. 74degrees for your high. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. it is time now for ask the weather guys, the most popular segment some local television in this region. tuck are and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions, weather-related or otherwise. today's question comes from carla in d.c. she simply asks.
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where is the safest place in my house when bad weather comes. excellent question, carla. there are many places where you can find this information. tucker and i went right to the sciewrs. went went right to the source. we went to fema. generally speaking, if you are having severe weather, like a hurricane coming through, if there is a tornado warning that has gone into effect, generally speaking the safest place to be in your home is in the most interior room, put as many walls between you and the outside elements as possible. don't be in a room where you have windows or glass. and just have as much insulation around you as you possibly can. so, for example n many homes,
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that would be an interior basement room. it could even be a closet. it could be a hallway. it could be a bedroom or something as long as there aren't windows there. that is particularly if there is a hurricane or a sunday -- a hurricane or a tornado or something like that. if there is an earthquake, you have heard go stand under a doorway. that used to be the case when doorways were frequently the most reinforced part of a house. that is not necessarily the case now. let me read it. i don't want to misquote it here. you should take cover under a sturdy desk table or bench or against an inside wall, hold on, get low down. stay away from glass windows, outside doors and walls, cover yourself, protect your eyes, your head, your neck if possible. again, the doorway thing is inned of old news. not so much true anymore. and there was one other thing i
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wanted to mention about earthquakes. oh, do not get on or near a stairwell because frequently, those are the first things to go. tucker, i think i pretty much plowed through all of that. >> i was thinking most of my furniture is particleboard so i'll be in bad shape. let's go to hd radar. tony mentioned it. we have the possibility. some severe weather around here the next couple of days. we'll have to watch very carefully so we don't get some flooding through the area. the possibility of some severe thunderstorms. you can see the lightning. see the flashing down in the carolinas. lots of energy down there. that is moving in our direction. >> very interesting. i never thought about this, never knew this until researching this right now when it comes to earthquakes and i know the main question wasn't about earthquakes. but if you are on a two-level home, there is some belief you are safer on the upper level of the house so it doesn't collapse on top of you. that is right that you would be safer riding out that upper level dropping down to the
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lower level than being on the lower level. luckily, we rarely see that. >> don't see that often. >> go to fema.gov and there is all kind of information there, specific information about all kind of different storms. >> good answer too. >> thank you, carla, for the question. you've got a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com. click on the weather tab. we'll try to answer it for you as soon as we can. >> i have to tell you i watched local news in a left other places while i was on vacation. nobody does this ask the weather guy. all right. we should protect it right now while we can. >> we're following a big traffic story. an update on the wilson bridge project. >> some of the work wrapped up early over the weekend. joining us now live from standery with more on that is john jacobson, project manager. >> reporter: on a rainy day, what do you need to tell the commutes are who generally use this area. what is the headline they need to know? >> the good news is we've
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opened two new ramps from the beltway to northbound telegraph two months early and both of these ramps have a choice that they've never had before to take them directly down to the eisenhower avenue area in alexandria. it saves a lot of lights an eliminates a long-tile merge- weave zone that was testing motorists for years. >> what do you expect the timesavings to be with a project like this, the point where you are right now, john? >> the timesavings for the travel officers. >> yep. >> i've seen through travelers take 30 minutes on telegraph road. it should cut that in half easily. it will get a lot better in a couple of years when we are substantially complete. but big benefit here is less lights to travel to get to where you want to go. >> this is a heavily used area for sure. i know this is just part of this project that has been finished up early.
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have you a lot more still on go. what comes next? >> next will be -- we're -- we'll have traffic on it by the end of november this year to get the traffic on to the new inner loop local. that will give us access to the inner loop express that we'll build next year. >> i know the whole project area where you are there at that interchange, you are hoping to get everything done by 2012 at some point and i know this project you are able to get done a couple of months ahead of schedule. are you still on schedule for the completion of the project or can you move that up as well. >> we are on schedule. if terp promise we were ahead of schedule for the end, i might be overreaching but we are substantially ahead of the project schedule. we'll see lots of new facilities. >> definitely something the motor i haves will appreciate. they may not appreciate having to go through construction zones an all of that and seeing the orange barrels but the payoff comes in the long run, doesn't it? >> it sure does. >> all right. >> they may not appreciate the rain this morning but we appreciate you standing out
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there in it for us this morning. >> thank you very much. >> john jacobson, project manager down there. >> a lot of people travel that area. >> we certainly saw the change in the weather over the weekend. this morning, holly is helping us get ready for fall. she is live in leesburg at the temple hall farm corn maze. we'll check in with her after the break. stay with us. fox 5 morning news returns after the break. ♪
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festival. this is a 238-acre farm. it has a wonderful feel to it and there is no better way to celebrate it than during fall. each year the festival gets bigger and better and this morning we're going to check it all out. we even have some corn blasters. we're shooting off some pumpkins and you cannot come out here and do the corn maze. we are going to run the corn maze and i have some special people with me that just might provide the sunshine. >> i'll look forward to this every year. thank you, holly. a thrill seeker has set a new world record for bunkie jumping. james fields hurled himself double time than the previous record. >> a few times in the middle of
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the day, thinking i'm getting dizzy. especially when the rope is spinning. he said he won't attempt any records any time soon. allison is here with steve to take you through the next few hours. >> thank you, gurvir. coming up, police are investigating a deadly shooting in landover and the victim is found inside a vehicle. we're at the scene and get the latest in a few minutes. and strong reaction to stephen colbert's visit to capitol hill last week. why the house majority leader is calling it an embarrassment. down at 12 and a handoff to darby and it's a touchdown rams. >> the redskins fall for the second week in a row. losing to the rams yesterday. our monday morning quarterback dave ross will join us in studio to try to explain exactly what happened here. x